Posted on: 30 April 2020
Staff at Park Royal Centre for Mental Health held a memorial to pay tribute to Debbie Allin, who sadly passed away, after a battle with cancer.
Debbie worked as the Clinical Team Leader for the Brent Crisis Resolution & Home Treatment Team (CR&HTT), and had been off sick for the past three months.
Her colleagues described her as “one of the foundation stones” of the CR&HTT, having been there from its very start. She worked with the Brent Mental Health Service for 20 years.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, they were unable to attend her funeral, so they gathered in the garden outside work, and paid their tributes, as she was laid to rest.
They opened with some of Debbie’s favourite music; William Lorrimore, Mental Health Nurse, read a bible verse which Debbie had shared with them days before her passing.
Mark Marfo, Team Manager, and Hannah Efi, a retired staff member who worked with Debbie for 16 years, also paid tributes on behalf of the team.
“Not just a colleague, but a friend, a sister, and a confidante for most of us. She had a heart of gold and an exuberant sense of humour. Her coffee was always to share and was never for the fainthearted. She was a superb organiser. She took on the most challenging tasks and carried them out with her unique panache. She was always ready to go the extra mile for her colleagues, patients and for the team. Our loss is irreplaceable,” said Ajai Kumar, her colleague and Consultant Psychiatrist.
“Thank you Debbie for all the memories that we will cherish forever. May you rest in peace,” he said.
Debbie is survived by her partner, Sam and sister Kelly Allin, who used to work for the Trust.
Staff at the memorial